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Hopkins reverses order to remove blog post about NSA

Hopkins reverses order to remove blog post about NSA

The Johns Hopkins University ordered a cryptography professor to remove from its servers a blog post critical of the federal government for circumventing the encryption that protects sensitive material on the web — only to reverse course after a review. Matthew Green, an assistant research professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, said in Twitter posts Monday that the interim dean of the university's engineering school, Andrew Douglas, asked him to remove the post. The request came after Green wrote a post about a New York Times article that outlined how the National Security Agency circumvented encryption to gain access to private information. Green had...

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